University of Southern California


Introduction to Improvement Methodology

Who Should Attend

Course is designed for all USC faculty, post-docs and students.

Course Description

This course introduces both faculty, postdocs and students to the basic concepts of practical improvement methodologies using examples from healthcare and engineering, with a goal of identifying and developing improvement methods for application in academic practice of day to day life. By the end of the workshop, participants will be expected to have identified an area for improvement, an aim statement, a driver diagram, a high level process map and their measures for improvement.

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Carol Peden, Executive Director, The Center for Health System Innovation (CHSI), Professor, Anesthesiology, Keck School of Medicine

Najmedin Meshkati, Professor, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering


One 3 hour session.

Next Course

October 4, 2016 | 1:30 – 4:30 PM | Location: University Park Campus (UPC), Ronald Tutor Hall (RTH) 211

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email, indicating the course(s) you are attending, to

For information about workshops, contact the office at 213-740-6709.